EMOJONG ERIPON LOPERENYE
Wife: Dorcus Awar Eripon
Ruth Nakamatak Emojong (11 years), Jacob Lopala Emojong (8 years)
Brenda Iroo Emojong (5 years), Martha Lokalei (1 year)
Apem Ekaran (16 years), Etorite Ekai (1 year)
SIMI Class: 2017-2018
Block: Nayada Block
A population of 489, their economic activities include nomadic pastoralists and farming, while some are doing small scale business in LOCHODO village. The village is known for general worship of idols under the control of demonic spirits in which the witch doctors are the mediums. Some common idols of worship in the area are the stars, moon, and charms. The villagers believe them as the source of life and protection.
As a result of evangelizing and witnessing by missionary EMOJONG ERIPON LOPERENYE, the church members and enrollment are increasing rapidly. A number of 48 adults have given their lives to Christ and worship together regularly. The number of born again youth is 25 and Sunday school children is 50.
Updates from the field:
Missionary Emojong is the pastor of the church in Lochodo where the weekly attendance at services is 138. They added nine new members this month. They did an outreach to the village of Nakamane where 15 people gave their lives to Christ. There are 14 enrolled in discipleship classes there.
– Pray for the church construction to be completed
– Pray for the children’s school fees
– Traditional cultural beliefs
– Alcoholism in the area